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Exhibition Details

Exhibition Name:

Bon Appétit

Description: Brought to you by La Cite in Paris, Bon Appétit presents food to visitors in an upbeat, fun and educational way. This exhibition has no forced path but instead is built around major topics in an intuitive way with galleries split into five color-coded themed areas. Each theme offers visitors oversized and unusual hands-on exhibits, individual and collective games, as well as multimedia and audiovisual stations. The label copy engages teenagers and children in an informal, friendly tone that sidesteps hang-ups and fosters introspective questioning. At the entrance to each themed gallery, there is a counter offering practical advice, in-depth articles and quizzes to test visitors’ knowledge. Each gallery is filled with hands-on interactives that help visitors explore their own personal eating habits as well as the eating habits of other cultures. Visitors can discover topics such as physical activity versus food intake, the workings of the digestive system, creating a balanced diet and the origin of the foods that populate the shelves of their local grocery stores. Additionally, tough topics such as anorexia, bulimia, world hunger and obesity are explored in fun and nonjudgmental ways.

GALLERIES include: Why do you eat? - What drives you to eat?; Feel-good food - How to eat properly and for pleasure while taking account of your own healthy balance; Food survey - Giving meaning back to what you eat; No accounting for taste - Learning about what other people eat and their habits; Responsible eating - Becoming aware of food-related issues.

Bon Appétit offers children and their parents the means to better understand the rules of healthy eating along with the issues at stake. Bon Appétit aims to educate by: associating pleasure, taste and conviviality with the act of eating; speaking about taste and food in addition to lipids and carbohydrates; stressing the importance of striking a balance between physical activity and food practices; allowing visitors to question their own food behavior in order to lift it out of the everyday; getting visitors to reflect on the relationship between self image and eating; developing a critical thinking skills when faced with food offerings, fashions and the media; offering keys to behaving as responsible consumers.
Category: Science & Technology
Primarily Consists Of: Hands-On Activities
Cost: Call for info.
Size: 2,150—3,750 sq ft
Venue Length: 3-12 months
Availability: Summer 2018
Special Requirements: Call for info.
Previous Venues: Cité des sciences, Paris, France
Heureka, Vantaa, Finland
Museo della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci, Milano, Italy
Pavilion of Knowledge - Ciencia Viva, Lisbon, Portugal
Organization: Imagine Exhibitions
Contact: Debbie Donohue
Address: 2870 Peachtree Road #418, Atlanta, 30305 USA
Phone: 404-808-7578
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